Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
Today the World Health Organisation has announced it is to hold an emergency committee meeting, as cases of a new pneumonia virus detected in China continue to rise.
The Department of Health has announced that the number of cases being investigated at Shrewsbury and Telford hospital NHS Trust has risen to 900 – making it the UK’s worst ever maternity scandal.
Despite a relatively mild winter the NHS in England has just published its worst figures ever, with one in five A&E patients waiting over four hours.
A man is in custody, charged with attempted murder after five people were stabbed at a Hannukah party in New York state in the US.
The Cabinet Office has been forced to issue an apology – after accidentally posting the home addresses of New Year Honours recipients – including celebrities, police officers and politicians.
Mental health has often been seen as the poor relation in healthcare and getting the right support usually involves lengthy waits.
On the eve of tomorrow’s election, the crisis in the NHS is continuing to dominate the political debate.
The Health Service has moved to the centre of the election campaign and tonight an investigation by Channel 4 News shows that dozens of trusts have, in the past few months, reported to their boards that they are facing severe levels of risk – which could affect patient safety and could be catastrophic.
It is something that will inevitably affect all of us one way or another – social care. According to Age UK – already 1.4 million people are not receiving the care they need, while others face catastrophic costs.
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the Conservatives of putting the NHS up for sale in post-Brexit trade talks. Mr Corbyn produced a 451-page dossier at a press conference this morning which he claimed was the uncensored version of documents about secret trade talks with the US. Nonsense, said the Conservatives, accusing him of…
The Government’s policy on charging people from overseas to use the NHS is putting vulnerable people’s lives at risk, campaigners have warned.
Babies and mothers died. Others were left permanently disabled.
The NHS was already high up the list of election issues – but the data released today has shown just how big a point of contention this will be as the election campaign runs on.
While Mr Corbyn was in Scotland, his party was promising a significant increase in NHS funding if it wins the election.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has branded it a ‘shameful practice’.